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Post by JJJJJ on Mon Nov 28, 2011 11:12 am

I may be able to paint this Friday night at our village's outdoor "night of shopping." I'd be positioned near Santa from about 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.

I'd offer quick designs, and charge $4-7 tops.

It's going to be swamped with people.

It's going to be 38 degrees.

Sooo ... is this do-able? What with the 38 degrees and all?

Please help a newcomer through her first Christmas season. What do you all think?!! Laughing OR Mad (I have to decide by Wednesday.).

Thanks! Joan Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

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Re: Thirty-eight degrees and wondering ...

Post by Miss Ronnie on Mon Nov 28, 2011 12:07 pm

Depends on what 38 degrees brings with it. Here where I live it could bring any form of precipitation... are you going to be in a tent canopy and does it have walls? Can you work with cold hands? The water on your sponges/brushes is going to feel very cold for the customers... You might be miserable...but you might be fine. I certainly would not pass the opportunity up... since it may all work out fine and you'll probably be asked to come back next year. Give it a try!!
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Re: Thirty-eight degrees and wondering ...

Post by JJJJJ on Mon Nov 28, 2011 6:15 pm

Thanks for the input! Because I'm just starting out here, I have no way of knowing what to expect. I'm a trooper in the cold, but I wanted to make sure it would be comfortable for the kids. I'm going to go with very quick designs so they don't have to sit for long.

Thanks for giving me your take on it. I think I will do it! Surprised)

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Re: Thirty-eight degrees and wondering ...

Post by rthling on Mon Nov 28, 2011 10:34 pm

My experience in the cold is that the paint is difficult because it is nearly frozen, the faces are difficult, because the skin doesn't even warm the paint on the brush, and I'm miserable, because I am frozen and my hands go to claws. But if you are working quickly, have a space with shelter from the wind, and a space heater, you may be fine.
I'm just a baby.
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Post by artyfacesbyluz on Tue Nov 29, 2011 4:32 am

You need to have an air heater and take a thermo for the water, I am working inside the mall by the door and while I am painting the paint on the brush get frozen, I just use a little warm water at the time.
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Re: Thirty-eight degrees and wondering ...

Post by theotherphoenix on Tue Nov 29, 2011 5:53 am

Oh, fahrenheit. Of course. Man, that was confusing. I thought maybe you were in Fiji or something. Very Happy

If you use a thermos to get warm water for your brushes and sponges that will make a difference, I think. It's not only more pleasant for you, but for your little 'faces'!
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Post by amy from the ville on Tue Nov 29, 2011 4:49 pm

haha aussie me thought 'Why wouldnt they put the kids and santa inside in the aircon if its going to be that hot??' im soooo glad the coldest it gets here is about 12degrees celcius haha
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